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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Roberts' book of small-town life is as sweet as ginger cookies and as homey as raisin pie (recipes included). Readers will laugh and cry with the women lovingly portrayed in this heartwarming story that explores the joys of friendship and the power of good deeds.
Shop owners Emma, Sarah and Jamie love their little town, but it is growing too big, too fast. So they organize the "Have a Heart" campaign to ask everyone to commit one random act of kindness every day. Each woman performs her own daily generous deed, but with unexpected consequences. Emma may lose her shop, Sarah is lonelier than ever and Jamie is forced to face her deepest fears. But Emma and the others see their small kindnesses blossom as the little town rediscovers its heart, and each friend finds her own true love. (ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, Oct., 352 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed By: M.H. Morrison
Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN
Published: October 2009